The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has being arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering and diversion of N80bn.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to this issue.
The union which stated that it has always said that the Accountant-General office is a fraud, warned that the case should not be covered up as “corrupt people deserve punishment in line with this administration’s vision.”
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU President, urged the EFCC to take Idris to court and pursue his case to a logical conclusion by carryiny out a thorough investigation.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called on the federal government to immediately discard the use of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) meant for the payment of federal workers’ salaries and return to a platform where corruption can be checked step-by-step.
“We’ve said it over and over again that IPPIS is a fraud. We’ve also said that the Accountant-General office is a fraud, and they’re just using IPPIS to relocate all the fraud activities to one centre which is the Accountant-General Office and we have been vindicated. That is our position.
“This IPPIS, I can tell you as we speak, that many of our members have not been paid for 13 months, 8 months, 9 months but they are telling the government that they are using it to control corruption.”